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Crisci Associates, Oct. 27, 2014
* House, Senate Leave Big Issues On The Table For Next Session

With the adjournment of the House this week until November 12, the General Assembly left lots of important issues on the table-- liquor reform, pension reform, prevailing wage reform-- each representing multiple billions of dollars worth of decisions to state government and next year’s budget.

* PA Supreme Court Relieves Justice McCaffery Of All Responsibilities Pending Review

The PA Supreme Court issued an order late Monday relieving Justice Seamus McCaffery of all judicial and administrative responsibilities on an interim basis.  The Court also directed the  Judicial Conduct Board to make a determination within 30 days of whether there is probable cause to file formal misconduct charges against Justice McCaffery.

* Political News & NewsClips

$73 Million Spent On Governor’s Race So Far: The Associated Press reported late Friday campaign spending on the race for Governor has so far cost $73 million, shattering the old record of $70 million when Gov. Rendell ran the first time.  The $73 million includes the Democratic Primary races. 

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Gov. Corbett Signs Bill Authorizing 1-House Veto Of PA Climate Plan

On Wednesday, Gov. Corbett signed into law House Bill 2354 (Snyder-D-Fayette) which authorizes a one-House of the General Assembly to veto any greenhouse gas emission reduction plan required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  It is now Act 175.

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA Bulletin: DPW Nursing Facility Assessment For 2014-15, Philly Taxi Cameras

The Department of Public Welfare published notice of the proposed 2014-15 nursing facility assessment for public comment in the October 25 PA Bulletin. 

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